Needlepoint nails tutorials from the beauty department



Here’s the pattern I made. You can follow the same one or make up your own. Keep in mind, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Once you lay down a lot of little x’s, it tends to come together. To see the polish colors I used, click the links I’ve added in the steps below.


  1. Start with a base color. I chose black so that the colors would pop. White would also be a great fit for spring!
  2. Follow the pattern I illustrated above. Start with GOLD x’s.
  3. Next one WHITE x to help the center 「pop」 .
  4. LIGHT PINK for the inner petals.
  5. DARK PINK for the outer petals.
  6. DARK GREEN for the darker leaves.
  7. Next, you’ll carry the dark green petals over to the middle finger.
  8. Add some additional LIGHT/BRIGHT GREEN x’s for the lighter leaves.
  9. Same colors will be used on the pinky.
  10. Add a quick drying topcoat once your x’s have dried!

Miss Taryn Multack , The Great Nail Artist

Taryn’s resume highlights experiences with fashion superstars, such as Oscar de la Renta, W Magazine and Macy’s.
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MANICURE MUSE: Mulberry Fall 』13

When I think of Mulberry, cartoon pears on graphic tees and neapolitan flavored dresses immediately come to mind, so it came as a bit of a surprise to see what Emma Hill had up her sleeve for Fall 』13. Sure, there was the (absolutely necessary) checker-clad poodle who trotted down the runway, but the collection as a whole was was a little more grown-up than the Mulberry brand I like. It was dark and moody, with an injection of muddied pale pink. Check and plaid was literally on just about every garment, but I didn’t hate it. In fact, my favorite look from the show was this sequined shift dress that melted into plaid styled over cropped trousers.

To emulate this look, I used Jacqueline by Zoya, Mercury Miasma by Topshop, and Sitting Pretty by Ginger+Liz.

To get these Ladyfingers:

1. Start with a full ivory nail

MANICURE MUSE: Mulberry Fall '13 1

2. Paint the lower half of your nail with metallic blue

MANICURE MUSE: Mulberry Fall '13 2


3. Using a nail art brush, paint short vertical pale pink lines in the center of the metallic portion of your nail

MANICURE MUSE: Mulberry Fall '13 3


4. Repeat with horizontal lines

MANICURE MUSE: Mulberry Fall '13 4


5. Using a dotter tool or tooth pick, make metallic blue dots going upwards on your nail

MANICURE MUSE: Mulberry Fall '13 5


6. [OPTIONAL] Using a black nail art pen, draw thin lines along one side of the pink lines to create dimension

7. Top it off with top coat!


(Runway photo:, Nail art photos: Taryn Multack for Miss Ladyfinger)

7 Ways to Make Nail Designs Using Tape

If you’ve been following the nail trends lately, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of people make nail designs using tape. By using tape, nail art becomes easier by helping to create patterns and crisp lines. There are many ways to make nail designs using tape and I’ve included the top seven ways below.


1. Lace

This is my all-time favorite way to make nail designs using tape. All you need is some scotch tape and a pair of 「crazy scissors」 (pictured above!). Cut your scotch tape with the 「crazy scissors」 to create a lace-like edge. Then, use a dotting tool to make dots around and inside the curved areas of the 「lace.」 It’s easy as that! You’ll have an elegant look in a matter of minutes!


2. Geometric Shapes

You can use tape to make geometric shapes by placing the tape at different angles and then painting your nail with the polish. Once it dries, gently peel off the tape and your design should be crisp and perfect!

3. The Perfect French Manicure

Use tape to make both a straight line for a french manicure and to help determine how much of your nail should be painted a different color for that perfect French tip! Even if you don’t have a steady hand, you should be fine, since the tape creates a nice boundary for you to follow.


4. Heart Decals

I love this idea! You just need a shape puncher. You can pick one up at your local office supply store. Then, take a strip of tape and a punch a shape into the tape. Next, apply the tape to your nail and position it where you want the shape to be seen. Lastly, just paint the shape and let it dry! Ta-da!

5. Nail Stickers

I love this idea too! It’s super easy! All you have to do is take a strip of tape, paint it with the nail polish you want, let it dry and cut it into small shapes. Then, you just need to stick them to your nail and top with a clear nail polish coat to make sure they stay in place!


6. Patterns

Similar to number 1, you can uses 「crazy scissors」 to make different patterns. Since you can get crazy scissors with any type of design you want, all you have to do is cut a strip of tape with those scissors, place the tape on your nail and paint where you want the pattern to show up. It’s as easy and quick as that!

7. A Straight Line

Similar to number 3, you can use the tape to make a straight line of any kind. Whether you want to make a horizontal, veridical or diagonal line, the tape provides a wonderfully crisp line to work with. Simply place the tape where you want to create the line and polish it accordingly.

**Note: When using tape, make sure to remove some of the stickiness by putting it on your palm first. It’ll lessen the chance of your nail polish coming off when you finish polishing.

Do you use tape to help you make nail designs? If so, have you tried any of these nail designs listed above? If not, will you try any of them out? They’re so simple to and look absolutely fabulous!